The Newsroom Episodes

2012, TV Show

The Newsroom Episode: "The Blackout Part 1: Tragedy Porn"

Season 1, Episode 8
Episode Synopsis: The ratings for "News Night" plummet after it downplays a pair of sensational stories, and Will and Mac must find a way to lure back enough viewers to justify the network's quest to air a Republican debate. Meanwhile, Will considers writers for an all-access profile; Sloan is disappointed by the lack of coverage of an important financial story; and Charlie learns a National Security Agency whistle-blower's identity.
Original Air Date: Aug 12, 2012
Guest Cast Chris Messina: Reese Lansing Jane Fonda: Leona Lansing Paul Schneider: Brian Brenner Adina Porter: Kendra James Terry Crews: Lonny Church David Krumholtz: Dr. Jack Habib Stephen McKinley Henderson: Solomon Hancock Chris Chalk: Gary Cooper
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Season 1, Episode 8
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Length: 58:00
Aired: 8/12/2012
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Premiered: June 24, 2012, on HBO
Rating: TV-MA
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Premise: A drama set at a fictional cable-news network re-creates actual events to show how they're covered by "News Night" anchor Will McAvoy and his staff.

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